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Forum Post: So... seriously: Tents, or no tents?

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 7, 2011, 8:18 a.m. EST by anonymous ()
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The tactical briefing said no tents and stay on sidewalks. For real?

If that's so, can someone put together a list of public indoor places people might congregate if it's a horrible storm that weekend?

It's come to our attention that the laws about public assemblies are way more lax when it comes to religious events. The Protest Chaplains are consulting with some NYC churchy radicals to get more details, but we're planning some vigils that might give us an opportunity to legally gather in ways we otherwise couldn't.

If anyone's got more ideas on this kind of thing, by all means: protestchaplains@gmail.com




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[-] 1 points by anonymous () 12 years ago

Tent's are illegal to use.

Yo, in NYC it's illegal to erect a structure on the sidewalks. So, be aware of this information.

I'm going to focus on a bedroll and a tarp.


[-] 0 points by anonymous () 12 years ago

If you hold the tarp up with poles it will be deemed a "structure" so best to just use it like a blanket and keep it flat over your body.

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 12 years ago

If it rains we will get wet. Not good.

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 12 years ago

I think most tents in china are made with cheap labor? Can we recomend tents made by union workers?

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 12 years ago

Well I don't have any answers, but I've been wondering the same thing and would love to hear what others have to say. This is a really important question to figure out!

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 12 years ago

Roor shaped cardboard boxes covered in black plastic bags. Google - chinese ipad 5th avenue waiting-

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 12 years ago

Roof shaped i mean. Cops wont bother during rain storms. Fold and hold when its dry enough for them to come out of their cars. NYC has resources on its streets like any other jungle. Better to not rely on you expensive confiscatable equipment. Watch Jurasic Park 1 to see what happens when you trust in "Sparing nobexpence". On top of that having expensivecequipment labels you as a leader and a smarty to the cops which makes you a target for arrest. Bread or food racks can keep you off the ground, cardboard can give you blackbplastic industrial grade human sized garbage bag structure so water doesn't pool, strategic holes can provide ventilation, small umbrellas can cap and uncap vents. I would suggest a good light pair of rain pants and cheap looking goretex jacket as that is MUCH better than a sleeping bag thatvwill just get soggy and cheesy moldy very quickly. Many changes of socks and some small foot sized plastic bags for when you boots eventually get soaked through. This can go one of three ways. Heed.